Hog Roast Returning to Toulon....
For the 9th straight year, the Hog Roast Fund Raiser benefiting the local Alzheimer's Association will be returning to Toulon, IL, on Saturday, July 11th.
The event will begin promptly at 3:00 p.m. and will continue until 7:00 p.m. on Highway 17 East in Toulon.
The menu for the evening will consist of pulled pork or pork patty sandwiches, baked beans, potato salad, dessert and drinks.
Music and Entertainment will be provided, including a petting zoo, a balloon artist, raffles throughout the evening, a car show, other kid's activities, and of course everyone's favorite, Schwann's Ice Cream!
Pre-sale is available as is Dine In or Carry Out!
For more information, call (309) 286 - 2631.
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25th Annual Bishop Hill Country Antique Market...
The 25th annual antique show and sale will be held at the Old Colony School in Historic Bishop Hill, Illinois, on Saturday July 11th, 2015, from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. Admission is only $6.
This popular country antique market features 60 of the finest antique dealers from Illinois, Iowa, Indiana, Massachusetts, Michigan, Missouri, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Vermont & Wisconsin. A great selection of primitive antiques, folk art, early country, textiles, stoneware, baskets and more will be available during this one day market.
The antique market has a festive atmosphere with live folk music and lunch available at the old colony school by the Filling Station Restaurant. This antique market is a rain or shine event. Don't miss this perfect opportunity to explore for antiques at one of the best shows in the midwest.
The Bishop Hill 25th Annual Country Antique Market at the Old Colony School, Bishop Hill, Illinois is promoted by Sweet Annie Primitives and the Bishop Hill Bakery & Eatery. For further information call 309-927-3072 or visit www.sweetannieprimitives.net.
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American Legion Announces Community Breakfast...
The Galva American Legion will be holding a community breakfast at the Galva Legion Building located at 45 Wallace Street on 12 July, 2015 from 7:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m.
They will be serving all you can eat pancakes, sausage, bacon, eggs, biscuits and gravy, coffee, milk and orange juice. Pop and bottled water are available for an extra charge.
A donation of $6.00 is appreciated.
Honor Flight Returns to Bishop Hill...
Honor Flight returns to Bishop Hill Sunday, June 14th, 3-7 p.m. with the community raising funds to send area veterans to Washington, D.C. Fortunate veterans who are chosen will visit memorials dedicated to honoring their sacrifices.
In the last five years, the community has raised more than $60,000 for the Quad Cities Chapter of the Honor Flight Network. Area veterans will be provided with a free trip to visit their memorial with priority given to survivors of World War II, Korean War, and any veteran with a terminal illness.
Honor Flight Quad Cities operates on donations from organizations and individuals. Representatives from the Honor Flight organization will be there to answer questions and to accept applications.
The schedule begins with the Barbecue Rib dinner at 3 p.m. in the village park, featuring a ribs with potato salad and all the fixins prepared by the Filling Station Restaurant and the Bishop Hill Community Club. Serving will begin at 3 p.m. and will be held in the village park. Seating is available but be sure to bring lawn chairs. Also, at 3 p.m., motorcycle riders can join up with the Illinois Patriot Guard and Legion Riders at the Galva American Legion and help them escort the flag to Bishop Hill.
At 3:30 pm, the Illinois Patriot Guard and Legion Riders and other motorcyclists will arrive; at 4 pm, there will be an Invocation and then the Presentation of Colors by area VFW and American Legion groups.
Patriot Guards and Legion Riders
There will be several speakers, including Representative Donald L. Moffitt from the 74th District and an Honor Flight representative. Shelley Kinzer of Bishop Hill will be providing patriotic music. Local Bishop Hill story teller Brian "Fox" Ellis will also perform.
Story Teller Brian "Fox" Ellis
Live auction provided by Stenzel Auction Service. Auction items include an official Chicago Cubs toy racecar, gift certificate to the Oak Run Golf Course, toy tractors from local dealers, gift baskets as well as locally made quilts, pottery, pies, and other items.
Special military display provided by the Galva American Legion.
There will be a military retreat at 1800 hours exactly (6 pm) with a 21 gun salute and taps.
Golf cart shuttle services, provided by Cambridge Cart, are provided from the edge of the park.
For more information call 927-3355.
Clean Up Week Coming This Month...
The City of Galva will be having a clean-up week beginning June 22 and ending June 27 for Galva residents only.
All residents are asked to bring items to Galva's Maintenance Yard to be placed in a roll off which will be provided by Eagle Enterprises.
Anyone who is handicapped or not able to take their items to the maintenance yard can call City Hall and someone will assist them. Assistance will only be available from 7:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday June 22 through Thursday June 25. We will only come to your residence one time for pick up.
Items that will not accepted are anti-freeze, LP tanks, yard waste, paint, or any hazardous material.
Tires will be accepted for a fee depending on their size.
Televisions and electronic components will be accepted at Eagle Enterprises during their normal business hours.
The maintenance yard will be open for extended hours June 22-25 from 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. to allow better response to clean up. On June 26 the yard will be open until 3:30 p.m. On Saturday, June 27 the yard will be open from 7:00 to noon.
If you have any questions you can call City Hall 932-2555 from 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Wanted: Entrepreneurs In Henry County and Stark County...
Enter the Henry & Stark Counties Fast Pitch Competition to WIN Cash and Prizes That Can Help You Launch or Expand A Business!
Do you have the next "Bid Idea" for a new or improved business, an idea to expand or grow your existing business, or a new invention or product that can be produced in Henry or Stark Counties?
Would you like to win cash, prizes, marketing, and other resources to help take your idea from concept to market?
Would you like the help and advice of experienced leaders from manufacturing, technology, patents, marketing, and more?
If you said YES - you should enter the Fast Pitch Entrepreneur contest!
Register online at www.henrystarkfastpitch.org for the June 29th Business Workshop where you will get details, resources, network and meet with coaches.
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First United Methodist Church Announces 2015 iServe Day...
If you need help with odd jobs, painting, carpentry, yard work, cleaning or errands, the iServeVolunteers may be able to help you.
On 27 June, 2015, a team of iServe Volunteers may be able to come to your home or nonprofit location and do jobs that you need help doing.
To apply for help, fill out an application *and return it to the Neighbors in Christ Parish Office located at 214 NW 2nd Avenue in Galva.
The deadline for applications is 31 May, 2015, so don't delay, get your application in as soon as possible.
Questions about the program may be directed to the Parish Office at 932 - 2460 or submitted by Email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
*Applications may be filled out on line, however, you must save the application to your computer in order to attach it to an Email message or for printing and mailing to the address above.
Applications may also be obtained from City Hall during normal working hours.
Murray Remembers Rich Falk...City Participates in Falk Fundraiser...
Like the rest of Galva, Jordan Murray is a Rich Falk fan and has tracked the gentleman-athlete's exploits since watching him practice basketball in Wiley Park. The following is from a draft of a forthcoming brochure about Galva's superstar as envisioned by our artist emeritus, Jordan Murray, and which will accompany the release of his tribute maquette of Mr. Falk. The maquette, which awaits finishing touches by the master and a fundraising to complete, is the fourth in a line of bronze tributes which Murray calls his "Heroes of Galva" series:
"Born to Don and Charlotte Falk of Bishop Hill, Rich was an honor student and was constantly practicing basketball. I remember his practicing basketball in Wily Park while he was a junior at Galva High and I was only in the 6th grade at Lincoln. He was remarkable as he was a star not only in basketball but as a quarterback in football and as an athlete in track. He was named to the second string western Illinois all-conference football team. Nonetheless, his shining glory was in basketball."
Murray continues: "Even in his sophomore year he scored 421 points, scored 637 points as a junior but in his senior year in 1959-60, he put up 833 points in 28 games for an average of 29.7 points per game. A remarkable feat as there wasn't a 3-point shot back then!"
Murray's clay study of Falk stands about 22" high and is to be cast in bronze with a 1/4" wall. When finished, the tribute will weigh about 40 pounds. Murray notes that Rich Falk was much admired for his six foot muscular frame and while in Galva sported a widows-peak hair line and flat top hair style that did nothing but add to his signature clean-cut image. Naturally, Murray's tribute will have Falk sporting his Galva basketball jersey, and when finished, the bronze will be supported by a hand-crafted custom base.
Murray anticipates that he will need about $5,000 dollars to finish the piece with the bulk of those funds going to the bronze and casting; and the City of Galva is proud to act as the agent for the requisite funds. Help us pay tribute to this hero of Galva and bring your donations by City Hall or drop them in the mail to us with a note that the money is to be used only for the Rich Falk tribute.
Jordan Murray in his studio
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